The Dexterity Tweezers are an essential item in the practical life classroom. Children need to develop memory muscle by practicing with these tweezers. Initially, they pick up easy items like the soft balls of cotton wool moving onto more complex and difficult items to pick up like marbles.
Using dexterity tweezers to transfer items from one bowl to another improves the Child’s focus and concentration. Griping the tweezers with the “pencil grip” strengthens the fine motor muscles in their hands. Practice makes perfect and eventually, they can transfer difficult items such as marbles.
- large plastic tweezers, 15 cm (6″) long.
- fairly stiff to manipulate, this helps to develop the correct fine motor muscles required for the pencil grip.
- the colours of the dexterity tweezers may vary.
- initially, let the child pick up soft objects and transfer them to a container, moving onto more difficult items such as seeds and counters.
Note: the counters and bowl in the illustrations are sold separately.
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Further Reading and Resources
How to use Tweezers in a Montessori Class – Kym van Straaten – Randburg Montessori